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Big population boost for kakapo

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 14 hours 10 min ago
New Zealand's kakapo population has increased following a good breeding season. Photo: Jake Osborne – Department of Conservation/Handout via REUTERS The population of New Zealand's kakapo, an endangered flightless parrot, has increased 25% in the last year to 252 birds following a good breeding season and success with artificial insemination, the Department of Conservation says.
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National MP stood down after claims he bullied flatmate in Dunedin

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 14 hours 17 min ago
4lnbnl3_220809_uffindell_3_jpg.jpg National MP Sam Uffindell. Photo: RNZ National MP Sam Uffindell has been stood down from the party's caucus while an investigation is carried out into further allegations of bullying raised by RNZ.
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Simon Barnett: Why I love Christchurch

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 14 hours 20 min ago
5z77mi37wrgpydzx6mufc5vwme.jpg Trams run through the Spanish architecture of New Regent St. Photo: ChristchurchNZ OPINION: It can be hard to explain just what makes a city so special.
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Serena Williams to retire after US Open

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 14 hours 31 min ago
American great Serena Williams says she is "evolving away from tennis" and plans to retire from the sport she dominated with 23 Grand Slam titles following the US Open tournament, which begins later this month.
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National MP stood down after claims he bullied flatmate in Dunedin

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 15 hours 29 min ago
National MP Sam Uffindell. Photo: RNZ National MP Sam Uffindell has been stood down from the party's caucus while an investigation is carried out into further allegations of bullying raised by RNZ.
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Plan aims for more doctors

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
Otago Medical School may increase its student intake next year. PHOTO: ODT FILES A possible 18-student increase in the yearly intake of those studying medicine at the University of Otago has been dubbed insufficient to address the healthcare crisis.
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Rugby win for province

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
The Otago rugby team that defeated Canterbury 15-9 at Carisbrook. — Otago Witness, 15.8.1922 Although Otago won yesterday against Canterbury, it cannot be said that she won well.
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Reducing contaminant losses

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
A focus on contaminant hotspots is proving invaluable in helping a Southland catchment group better understand and manage farming practices and improve water quality.
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Stormwater work funds approved day after slip

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
A report on Moeraki stormwater presented to Waitaki district councillors yesterday could not have come soon enough, Mayor Gary Kircher says.
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Meat-workers win ruling

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
Southern meat-workers have been vindicated by an Employment Tribunal ruling which has given a slap on the wrist to a smallgoods giant for skimping on breaks.
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Farmers mostly positive after very wet July

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
State Highway 1, near Waikouaiti, during the July 27 rainfall. PHOTO: OTAGO DAILY TIMES Farmers are remaining mostly positive after many parts of Otago experienced the wettest July on record.
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Classical music events to become permanent

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
Two classical music events, established as a result of Covid, will permanently sit alongside the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.
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Studio the next stop as bands vie for finals spot

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
King’s High School pupil Caleb Tulloch (16) and his band Sense of Time have been named as a semifinalist in the New Zealand Smokefreerockquest. PHOTOS: PETER MCINTOSH Four Otago secondary school bands are about to hit the recording studio after being named in the top 30 Smokefreerockquest bands nationwide.
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Free health check initiative for farmers

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
Registered nurse Kirsten Barnes checks the blood pressure of Craig "Wiggy" Wiggins at the National Fencing Field Day at the Otago Taieri A&P Showgrounds last week. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A third of the farmers who visited the launch of a new health check initiative were referred to see a doctor.
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Paddon third in Rally Finland after surprise promotion

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
Hayden Paddon competes in Rally Finland. PHOTO: TIMO ANIS New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon eventually finished third in the WRC2 category of Rally Finland at the weekend.
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Victim says she forgives partner

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
A woman whose nose was "broken and disfigured", needing several surgeries, says she forgives the man who punched her.
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Fencing competition envisaged for teenagers

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
Taieri College pupils Lance McClimont (16, left), of Lee Stream, and Jordyn Timney (17), of Mosgiel, run fencing wire at the National Fencing Field Day at the Otago Taieri A&P Showgrounds last week. PHOTOS: SHAWN MCAVINUE A South Canterbury teacher is on a mission to launch a teenage fencing competition.
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Rubbish bag attracting interest

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
Matt Butler is launching the Kea Stash rubbish-compacting bag on to the market, aimed at outdoor adventurers. PHOTO: @DYLAN ARTHUR NZ Need to stash your trash?
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Data changes ozone understanding

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
The sky over Port Chalmers turned brown in January 2020 when smoke from the Australian wildfires drifted over New Zealand. PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN Data from Niwa’s Lauder atmospheric research station has detected unprecedented chemical changes in the stratosphere, caused by smoke from the devastating Australian wildfires in 2020.
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Woman drove drunk to ex-partner’s home

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 6 min ago
Kirsten Poole was found drunk in her car, 50km from her home. PHOTO: NZ POLICE A recruitment specialist — and self-confessed wine lover — drove 50km while nearly three times the drink-drive limit, a court has heard.
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